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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 26, 2010, 10:46 AM »
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Yeah the rule is to use 'an' before vowels or vowel sounds like "R.L." or "hour" but who the hell says "istoric"? I think I would just punch someone straight in the mouth if I heard them say "istoric". I have a really hard time holding back when people say "umble" but I draw the line at "istoric", you're gonna get punched if you go there. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
What about "herb"? I guess I'm safe, because I do like to pronounce "herb" with the H sound so that it sounds like the name of the guy on WKRP.

I've never heard anybody say "umble"!

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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 26, 2010, 12:08 PM »
I can go either way on herb. I say 'erb' myself. I think most Americans do as well. My stepdad is from New Zealand and I've been hearing him say 'herb' for years so it doesn't really bother me.
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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 27, 2010, 05:06 AM »
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I can go either way on herb. I say 'erb' myself. I think most Americans do as well. My stepdad is from New Zealand and I've been hearing him say 'herb' for years so it doesn't really bother me.
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I say Herb and a-loo-mini-yum.
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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #23 on: Feb 27, 2010, 03:49 PM »
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Yeah the rule is to use 'an' before vowels or vowel sounds like "R.L." or "hour" but who the hell says "istoric"? I think I would

RL sounds like a vowel?  :o
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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #24 on: Feb 27, 2010, 09:55 PM »
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Yeah the rule is to use 'an' before vowels or vowel sounds like "R.L." or "hour" but who the hell says "istoric"? I think I would

RL sounds like a vowel?  :o

Yup. Say it out loud dude.
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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 28, 2010, 01:15 PM »
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Yeah the rule is to use 'an' before vowels or vowel sounds like "R.L." or "hour" but who the hell says "istoric"? I think I would

RL sounds like a vowel?  :o

Yup. Say it out loud dude.

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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 28, 2010, 04:59 PM »
The way I understand it, is that "Herb" is a name and "erb" is a type of spice used in cooking or something that a lot of you may use in other ways!
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Re: "A historic" or "AN historic"?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 28, 2010, 05:50 PM »
I thought "Herb" was this guy.